Please contact our safeguarding to team for support and to find out how we put our students' safety and wellbeing first.
You can also visit the Student Wellbeing page for general advice and find numbers below for out-of-hours support.
No issue is too big or small for us to help. We’re here for you.
Find out more about Safeguarding and Child Protection at Franklin below - plus where to go for out-of-hours support.
Contact our Safeguarding and Child Protection contact at Franklin Sixth Form College
The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) at Franklin is Jo North, Vice Principal. The college also has several Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads who support the DSL in the day-to-day operations of the College.
You can contact the Designated Safeguarding Lead and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads via phone or email:
Phone: 01472 875000
If you're in need of extra support, please consult our Parent Pastoral Toolkit for a databank of external support agencies and organisations.
Get out-of-hours support
Your wellbeing is important to us at all times during the day and it's not something you can switch off after closing the college door.
If it's an evening or weekend and you feel you're at risk of harm to yourself or others e.g self-harm, suicide, physical, emotional or psychological abuse, please remember you can contact your GP and the following services for help.
Please find valuable out-of-hours details below:
Local Hospital Accident and Emergency
Walk in to department or dial 999
Serious risk or concern about self or others
Dial 101 (Non- emergency to report an incident)
Dial 999 emergency
Samaritans for people that are experiencing thoughts of low mood/ suicide
24 hours, 7 days a week
Telephone: (Free phone) 116 123
Crisis Team Harrison House (Over 18)
(Followed by option 3)
Young Minds Matter (CAMHS) (Under 18)
Rethink - Mental Health Crisis
Social Care Services (Concerns of abuse/neglect) FFAP – Families First Access Point
Children Assessment & Safeguarding Service run the Out of Hours Service, which you can contact on 01472 326292 (option 2 - becomes emergency line after 5.00pm)
Kooth – Online counselling service
Open Minds Grimsby
Steps to Change (Lincolnshire)
The College has clear objectives:
- To provide a safe environment for children, young people and adults in which to work, learn and take part in social and recreational activity
- To identify people who are experiencing, or likely to experience significant harm, providing support and taking appropriate action with the objective of producing positive outcomes for those people
- To foster, promote and maintain a genuine feeling of safety throughout the College via the curriculum, pastoral support, and appropriate working practices through the promotion of a College ethos where everyone feels secure, valued and listened to
- To act where appropriate to safeguard the person through working in partnership with other agencies
- To educate all students and staff in safeguarding and child protection issues so that they become more aware and confident in dealing with issues relating to those matters
Discover more about the North East Lincolnshire Local Safeguarding Children Board here.
Combatting sexual harassment and misconduct
As a member of the Franklin Sixth Form College community, you have the right to study and work in an environment which is free from sexual harassment and sexual misconduct. This anonymous reporting system accessible through your student portal provides the opportunity for you to make the College aware of incidents you have either experienced or witnessed. You can also make us aware of the area in college the incident took place using the zonal map.
Please remember, this is an anonymous system so any reported incidents cannot and will not be investigated due to their anonymity. Should you wish to report an incident more formally which will be investigated, please see Charlotte Morris or Darcie Harding in room 8 or a member of the safeguarding team.
We take sexual harassment and violence very seriously and adopt a zero-tolerance, whole college approach to the tacking the issue.